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A guy locally is advertising a used PT1911 blued with one factory magazine, no box or papers for $650. I paid $400 for mine with all original accessories. Crazy!
 

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Well with the curent situation of Presidential Ben Dover Obama legislation any one with the hicap mags and clips has a gold mine, Also this might boot us up to public enemy number 1... As I own several for a few of the fire arms I all ready own...Guess this makes me a Criminal...But I will not relenquish them for any reason.....
 

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Well with the curent situation of Presidential Ben Dover Obama legislation any one with the hicap mags and clips has a gold mine, Also this might boot us up to public enemy number 1... As I own several for a few of the fire arms I all ready own...Guess this makes me a Criminal...But I will not relenquish them for any reason.....
OK. But what about PT1911 prices?
 

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BPS 669.00-699.00 new. I'm debaiting right now on one. Maybe more ammo is a better choice for my current boys. Choices!!
 

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Prices are inflated right now, especially used, due to the current rush to buy any gun people can find. You can buy a new one, on-line at Buds, for what they are asking for a used one.
 

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I haven't seen any used PT 1911's around here. But I did get mine new a couple years ago for less than $650!!

Asking $650 and getting it are two different things. But I did hear one question recently in a crowded gun shop that made me think he might get the asking price... A guy just bought what looked like a 1911 (Rock Island maybe? i didn't get a good look) and asks the guy behind the counter... "This takes a special size bullet right?" (And I don't think he was thinking along .357/.38 special lines based on all I overheard...) I'm not knocking him at all, he did ask a smart question, but it seems like people who never had an interest are buying now for the first time, that's a great thing but it also means many are going to get ripped off!
 
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I don't think that the 1911 should be or in fact is worth any more now than it was 6 months ago. The magazine capacity is limited to well under the asked for 10 round limit. The 1911 is too complicated for the person who is caught up in the buying scare recently created. And it is really to large to be used as a conceal carry weapon by most.
I have seen some owners really push the boundries of what they think someone may pay for their firearms, and I am sure there are a few people who have paid these wild asking prices for a firearms that is in no danger of being banned or kicked to the wayside.
In the wise words of an old movie character "Stupid is as Stupid does" And some of these wild prices are just that "Stupid". But, then this is just my opinion.
 

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My LGS has a NIB for $580. I don't know if it's the 2 mag or 1 mag version. If it's the 2 mag version I will buy it tomorrow.
 

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Yep! there are some really crazy prices floating around!
I have a neighbor that loves Ar's, he had a few and sold a Danial Defense for 4 grand, now it had a Eotech sighh and dressed out with the sling and so forth but really, 4 grand.
he has also sold about 6 others of lesser known name for in the 2 grand to 2500 , he just laughs his butt off everytime he sales one.
I see on gun sites that are local all kinds of insane prices as well for all kinds of pistols as well.
eveyrone has to make a decision but honestly i am just not going to pay those prices , of course i guess if you want a gun and don't have one then maybe thats a different thing.
I have seen Taurus Pt1911's going for in the 600-750 range depending on which model and of course all are used, a reasonable "My price' to me is a blue in the 500 dollar range used and a stainless in the 550-575 price used.
others may think differently but thats where i am to get my money.
 

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I don't think that the 1911 should be or in fact is worth any more now than it was 6 months ago. The magazine capacity is limited to well under the asked for 10 round limit. The 1911 is too complicated for the person who is caught up in the buying scare recently created. And it is really to large to be used as a conceal carry weapon by most.
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Well you fail to recognize though that there has likely only been a few hundred 1911's made in history!!
they are like almost a collecible item!
very hard to find and buy!
 

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I have a Gun Sell and Trading page on my FB and the prices floating around there are just out of this world! And on top of that some ppl are actually paying those prices. IMHO it's idiotic.
 

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Makes me sad seeing the SS PT1911s for over 700 online, when two months ago you could get the new Sig 1911s for $150 more, or a Kimber, or Para, etc. I know the PT1911s are nice, but they were still marketed as $500 1911s.
 

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I had gone to my LGS on Thursday or Friday and found a PT1911 .45 ACP. One magazine. Not sure if there was a box and the pistol looked like it went to heck and back.
Lots of carry wear and looked like the guy just didn't care for it. Scratched up quite a bit on the slide and all. Kinda dirty to.

LGS is asking $400 for it. Told me he can let me have it for $385 OTD.
I wanted to buy it just because it is a 1911, A Taurus ( because you know there fine pitolas ) and chambered in .45 ACP.
Im still thinking about it.

Not sure if I should get that or the 605 instead since I really need something for conceal carry. They was asking $350 used for it. They also has a Slim 709 for $225!
Look at me...Ranting....Anyways.

I would value this pistol at about 60-70%. What would you say?
 

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I would say to go get it, that is if you want a 1911.
I would do a good function/safety check on it and if it passed then it would be mine.
The finish even on a new blue PT isn't the best in the world to begin with, but if it bothers you then have the thing cera koated or reblued.
one of our sponsors does duracoat as well.
the other parts are backed by Taurus so even if its worn out , send it back and they will repair or replace the gun for you.
I had a Pt1911B cera koated in burnt bronze and Graphite black, and is been a very durable hard finish so far, shot about 4-500 rounds through it since having it done.
They offer about 100 different colors in the Cera Koat process.
this would be ideal for me cause i got a friend that does the coating for cost, but you can get it done for 150-200 bucks usually.
 

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Great looking 1911! I like that you change the ambi safty out. I don't like them either. What do you use, and is it drop in?
 

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$650 is almost $100 more than I gave for 2 of my PT1911's NIB!
 

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Just saw a dealer here in Ohio advertising a NIB PT1911 for $529. Wish they were closer.
 

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I would say to go get it, that is if you want a 1911.
I would do a good function/safety check on it and if it passed then it would be mine.
The finish even on a new blue PT isn't the best in the world to begin with, but if it bothers you then have the thing cera koated or reblued.
one of our sponsors does duracoat as well.
the other parts are backed by Taurus so even if its worn out , send it back and they will repair or replace the gun for you.
I had a Pt1911B cera koated in burnt bronze and Graphite black, and is been a very durable hard finish so far, shot about 4-500 rounds through it since having it done.
They offer about 100 different colors in the Cera Koat process.
this would be ideal for me cause i got a friend that does the coating for cost, but you can get it done for 150-200 bucks usually.
Your not making my decision any easier with those pics up!
And I know what your talking about, I thought about it but had no idea how much the cost would be. Thanks for letting me know!
 

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Great looking 1911! I like that you change the ambi safty out. I don't like them either. What do you use, and is it drop in?
yea, thats the one thing that i really don't care for on the Pt1911, them ambi safeties are just HUGE!!
Now i am right handed and don't really care for any ambi, but can live with the smaller regular sized ones.
I think this was an Ed Brown but don't hold me to that.
I actually use whatever good qulality thumb safety that I find availible.
No it took a bit of fitting, but nothing to bad, say 15-20 minutes and it was in.
Did my Duo-Tone too.
need to get the AL and Stainless done one of these days.
heres a pic, the Blue PT1911 in the pictures is the same 1911 before the Cera-Koat.
 

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Your not making my decision any easier with those pics up!
And I know what your talking about, I thought about it but had no idea how much the cost would be. Thanks for letting me know!
IF you go to the Cera-Koat website they have pictures of different weapons that have been coated, the color choices and a listing of dealers that do the process and where they are located.
The 150-200 dollar price is what people (companies) charge here to do the process.
This really is NOT a do at home type finish as it is so thin and takes proper techniques to get a good job.
I would imagine a auto body shop could do it as long as they knew how to disassmeble, reassemble the weapon.
 
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